Modern Foreign Languages
Learning a foreign language is a liberation from insularity and provides an opening to other cultures. A high-quality languages education should foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world. The teaching should enable pupils to express their ideas and thoughts in another language and to understand and respond to its speakers, both in speech and in writing. It should also provide opportunities for them to communicate for practical purposes, learn new ways of thinking and read great literature in the original language. Language teaching should provide the foundation for learning further languages, equipping pupils to study and work in other countries.
At East Tilbury Primary School, pupils will be taught to:
At East Tilbury Primary School our chosen language of study is French. Each class in Key Stage Two has a 30-minute French lesson each week. Children have the opportunity to develop their French language skills as well as learn about French culture and traditions. To support our French curriculum we use Rigolo and Rigolo 2 which are interactive whiteboard resources that engage pupils and make learning French accessible and fun.
We also aim to use daily incidental French so that throughout the day children hear and use French around the school.